Purchased used with 33,000 miles. This is my second, and how disappointed I am. Way too many problems, with everything from the windows to the braking system, to the engine and etc. 14 trips to the dealer for repairs since 10/2003. I would never buy another, and am looking into an Audi or Mercedes. I do have to admit the the MPG is awesome, at times I have clocked 40+. BMW is not what it used to be!! BMW really needs to work on the reliability. This car is way too expensive to maintain!
Radio controls on the steering wheel, the handling around turns on my country roads and most definitely the MPG.
Window mechanics, braking mechanics, and just some good old reliability!!
I do like my BMW but after 5.5 years and 70K miles the car is not what it was 3 years ago. Everything is breaking down and am having the worse time with the car. After the first 3 years its been in the shop many times to fix all kinds of stuff. I agree that its fun to drive but with all the troubles I have been having its not worth buying the car. If you have lots of money to waist then go ahead and buy the car else do not purchase this car.
Windows system, computer, all sensors, breaking system, stabilization system, speakers, interior trims, etc...
My wife and I purchased this vehicle without knowing a lot about bmws. Several things have just somehow broken on us over the past year and for no reason at all. We have had 2 window regulators go out, 1 that needs to be replaced, and the entire "Brain" of the vehicle has malfunctioned. This is basically the computer system. No big deal, just $3k dollars. For the past 3 months it seems like it's just one thing after another. Not to mention vapor shields, a new master key ($200) and the sun roof breaking. Like the title of this review says, It is a fun car to drive, and it looks great, but have some money saved up, cause it'll cost you.
manual/sport/auto transmission. Solid car, handles great, very responsive.
Bought my bright red 323i Sedan 4 yrs ago with 14K miles on it. The car has been a blast to drive and supremely reliable. Have 82K miles on it and just replaced the front brakes. Other than that, I have had ZERO problems with this car. The exterior paint looks new and the car still draws approving glances from passersby. I average about 28mpg and that is good news in this era of skyrocketing gas prices. I now understand why BMWs hold their value.
The looks, handling, memory sport seats, and Xenon headlights.
Even with the upgraded premium Harmon Kardon sound system, the audio is no great shakes for a car like this.